Gore Bike Wear ALP-X 2.0 SO Gloves $69.95
Soft on you, hard on the wind.
If you've spent any time in a soft shell jacket, you're keen to their low weight and weather resistance. The Gore Bike Wear ALP-X SO Glove uses Gore's soft shell technology along with a Windstopper membrane to offer the comfort and protection needed for cold weather mountain biking.
Gore's Windstopper soft shell is a three-layer laminate that offers a windproof barrier that's still highly breathable. This allows perspiration to easily escape so your hands stay dry and warm. The shell is stretchable, allowing ample movement and dexterity for shifting and braking.
Adding to that dexterity are silicone gripers on the index and fore fingers. Along the heel of the palm is a low-profile gel pad to add comfort without negatively affecting grip. A soft wipe is placed along the thumb panel to keep things tidy as you push through inclement weather.
The elastic wrist cuff is nice and wide to lock out the elements without cutting off circulation, and it's adjustable via a hook-and-loop closure. The Gore Bike Wear ALP-X SO Glove has reflective logos for added low-light safety. It's available in sizes Small through XXX-Large.
GORE Bike Wear
|Hand Circumference||7.8 - 8.3in
(19.8 - 21.1cm)
|8.3 - 8.7in
(21.1 - 22.1cm)
|8.7 - 9.2in
(22.1 - 23.4cm)
|9.2 - 9.7in
(23.4 - 24.6cm)
|9.7 - 10.2in
(24.6 - 25.9cm)
|10.2 - 10.6in
(25.9 - 26.9cm)
|Hand Circumference||6.2 - 6.7in
(15.7 - 17cm)
|6.7 - 7.2in
(17 - 18.3cm)
|7.2 - 7.6in
(18.3 - 19.3cm)
|7.6 - 8.1in
(19.3 - 20.6cm)
|8.1 - 8.6in
(20.6 - 21.8cm)
- How to Measure:
- For best results, use a tape measure.
- Hand Circumference:
- Measure around the widest part of your hand, not including the thumb.
Reviews & Community
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I've used these gloves for a bunch of rides now and they've performed really well. The feel is very soft and luxurious and the keep my hands warm just below freezing so I'm happy with that.
The fit is very good but not superb. The finger length is perfect but they're a bit big across my hands (I wear a size 11 or 12 normally and ordered the XXL). Sizing down would mean the fingers are too short.
Overall I'm very happy with them as long as durability is decent.